Harvested in pristine condition in early January the fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and then fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks to help retain the fresh fruit characters and bottled soon after ensuring minimal winemaking intervention. This process allows us to produce a wine that shows pronounced expression of both the vineyard and the variety
Barbera is an Italian varietal grown mainly in the northern regions of Italy. Known for its high acidity it is often aged for long periods in oak barrels or blended with other varietals to soften the palate. Our 2015 Barbera was fermented in open vessels and hand plunged before spending 12 months in oak just to enhance the complexity and body of the wine. In the South Burnett our warmer climate naturally helps to bring this varietal into better balance and as a result our Barbera is 100% and has been left unfined and bottled while still fresh and youthful to highlight its delicious berry and cherry notes.
Sangiovese is the grape variety that makes up the major part of the red wines of Tuscany including Chianti and the very famous Brunello di Montalcino. While young it is packed with fresh cherries and spice notes and is known for its distinct tannins. Our 2015 Sangiovese was made aged in oak barrels for 12 months to develop complexity and structure.